Biography of Ruben

Ruben Machtelinckx (1986) is a prominent and active young musician in the Belgian creative music scene, playing in bands like Linus, Machtelinckx/Jensson/Badenhorst/Wouters, Ifa Y Xango Tentet and others…

He released 2 acclaimed albums (Faerge/Flock) with his quartet with Hilmar Jensson, Joachim Badenhorst and Nathan Wouters. Faerge was awarded “best Belgian jazz release” by Knack in 2013.

He is also a member of Linus, a duo with saxophone player Thomas Jillings that regularly works with international guest musicians.

Their latest album with ECM violinist Nils Økland and Nils Van Heertum was praised by the international press.